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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/50–470

Het is al een tijdje duidelijk dat het dus niet in 2019 gaat gebeuren. Geen eerste toeristen naar de ruimte met Virgin Galactic of Blue Origin. Geen bemande vluchten in het Commercial Crew programma. Het zal in 2020 moeten gebeuren. Dat jaar wordt ook een cruciaal jaar om in 2024 opnieuw mensen op de Maan te brengen. Maar het is nog wat te vroeg om uitgebreid naar het nieuwe jaar te kijken. We zochten door ons archief en verzamelden nog heel wat raketnieuwtjes uit de voorbije weken die nog niet eerder aan bod kwamen. Alsook heel wat nieuws over satellietconstellaties en aanverwante. Dat en nog veel meer in deze dubbeldikke Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart.

Bij de foto: Het was in eerste instantie een wat vreemd zicht. Het leek wel of ze de SLS Core Stage vergeten waren dicht te ritsen. In werkelijkheid is de rakettrap opengescheurd bij een test om na te gaan vanaf welke druk de constructie het zou begeven. Foto: NASA/Dennis Olive.


Lancering nieuwe Russische navigatiesatelliet gelanceerd met een dag vertraging.
Space Daily: Russia postpones Glonass-M launch From Plesetsk over carrier problems.
TASS: Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying Glonass-M satellite blasts off from Plesetsk cosmodrome.
TASS: Glonass-M satellite launched from Plesetsk reaches designated orbit.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz 2-1b launches latest GLONASS satellite – returns Plesetsk pad to service.

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier via het Russische Ministerie van Defensie.
SciNews: Soyuz-2.1b launches new GLONASS-M navigation satellite.


India lanceert PSLV met radarsatelliet en 9 kleintjes.
The Hindu: PSLV: A versatile satellite launch vehicle.
The Hindu: RISAT-2BR1 to be launched on Dec. 11 marking 50th PSLV flight.
The Hindu: PSLV-C48 carrying RISAT-2BR1 lifts off from Sriharikota.

NasaSpaceFlight: Indian PSLV launches RISAT-2BR1 military satellite.
Spaceflight Now: India’s 50th PSLV lifts off with satellites from five nations.

Filmpjes:
ISRO Official: Watch Live: Launch of RISAT-2BR1 and 9 customer satellites by PSLV-C48.
ISRO Official: PSLV-C48 lift off and onboard camera views
SciNews: PSLV-QL launches RISAT-2BR1 and 9 small satellites.


Blue Origin lanceert 12de New Shepard.
SpaceCom: Bad Weather Delays Blue Origin Launch of Reusable New Shepard Spacecraft.

Blue Origin: New Shepard Mission NS-12 Updates.
NasaSpaceFlight: Blue Origin’s New Shepard conducts 12th test launch.
Space News: New Shepard sets reusability mark on latest suborbital spaceflight.
Collect Space: Blue Origin sends kids' postcards to space on New Shepard launch.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin’s rocket ship sends postcards, science and art to outer space and back.

EurekAlert!: SwRI tests fuel delivery device on Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle.
NASA: Inner to Outer Space: Studying Biological Changes with Plants on Rockets.

Filmpjes:
Blue Origin: Replay of NS-12 Live Webcast.
Blue Origin: NS-12: New Shepard Flies 9th Commercial Payload Mission with 100th Customer on Board.
Blue Origin: Science and Research Payloads Fly on New Shepard.
Blue Origin: The New Shepard Flight Experience.
Blue Origin: The New Shepard Crew Capsule
Blue Origin: BE-3U Engine Hotfire Test.
SciNews: Blue Origin NS-12: New Shepard launch & landing, December 2019.
Blue Origin: Vision for Club for the Future.

Nog dit:
Geek Wire: Blue Origin’s expansion plans rush ahead at its Seattle-area HQ — and in Los Angeles.


ISS – Dragon-capsule wordt aan het ISS “gehangen”.
Teslarati: SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft arrives at space station on second to last mission.
NASA: Astronauts Capture Dragon Filled With Brand New Science.
NASA: Dragon Attached to Station for Month-Long Stay.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX resupply mission reaches International Space Station

NanoRacks: Nanoracks brings CubeSats, Nematodes, and Blockchain Technology to the International Space Station.
Via Satellite: SpaceChain Sends First Blockchain Tech to the ISS.
Yahoo! Finance: A Bitcoin Wallet Is Orbiting the Earth at 5 Miles Per Second.

NewsWeek: SpaceX is flying cannabis to the ISS so scientists can see if it mutates.
Science Alert: SpaceX's Next Space Station Delivery Includes a Stash of Cannabis.

Filmpjes:
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-19 Dragon capture.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-19 Dragon berthing.
US Launch Report: SpaceX - B1059 - Before,During,After - JRTI 12-10-2019.

SpaceUpClose: SpaceX 1st stage booster from cargo Dragon launch sails into Port Canaveral: Photos.
Teslarati: SpaceX's latest reusable rocket booster returns to port to prepare for next launch.


ISS – Ook Progress koppelt zich met het ruimtestation.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-13 as part of ISS.
TASS: Russia’s Progress MS-13 space freighter docks to orbital outpost.
NASA: Russian Space Freighter Docks Automatically to Station.

SpaceCom: Russian Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station to Cap Back-to-Back Arrivals.
Spaceflight Now: Progress docking marks second cargo ship arrival at space station in two days.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 61 - Progress 74 Docks to ISS.
SciNews: Progress MS-13 docking to the ISS.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: Crew Unpacks New Science from U.S. and Russian Cargo Ships.

ESA: New life support system cleans air during full-house Space Station.
ISS National Lab: On the Hunt: Studying Insect-Killing Worms in Space.
Ars Technica: Data from the International Space Station confirms: Lightning is insane.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Holiday Traffic: 12/13/2019
EuroNews: Space Chronicles: Astronaut Luca Parmitano talks water recycling in space.
JAXA: Kibo utilization - A new story for Asia-Pacific.


Commercial Crew – Datum Starliner-test ligt vast.
NASA: Flight Readiness Review Begins for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test.
NASA: Flight Readiness Concludes for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne gears up for first flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

Space News: NASA approves Dec. 20 Starliner test flight.
Space Policy Online: Boeing Starliner oft “go” for december 20.
Spaceflight Now: NASA gives go-ahead for Starliner test flight to space station


ARTEMIS – SLS – Core Stage scheurt open – maar dat was de bedoeling.
NASA: NASA Will Push Exploration Rocket Test Hardware Beyond Its Limits.
NASA: NASA Engineers Break SLS Test Tank on Purpose to Test Extreme Limits.

Filmpjes:
NASA Marshall: Space Launch System Liquid Hydrogen Tank Test.
TMRO: NASA destroyed an SLS hydrogen tank | Space News.


ARTEMIS – SLS – Core Stage voor eerste SLS-lancering voorgesteld. 
NASA: NASA, Public Mark Assembly of SLS Stage with Artemis Day.
Space Policy Online: Bridenstine proclaims SLS Core complete – “Go SLS”.
Space News: SLS core stage declared ready for launch in 2021.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing, NASA getting ready for SLS Core Stage Green Run campaign ahead of Stennis arrival.

Space News: NASA and Boeing look ahead to long-term SLS production.
NasaWatch: Bridenstine Calls B.S. On Boeing Exploration Upper Stage Claim.

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives Artemis update with core stage of Space Launch System.
NASA: Highlighting the Most Powerful Rocket Ever Built at Artemis Day.

De NASA-pagina met de “media-resources” voor deze Artemis Day vind je via deze link.


ARTEMIS – ORION – Ook capsule klaar voor testen.
NASA: Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I Installed in Vacuum Chamber at NASA's Plum Brook Station
NASA: Preparing to Test Orion Spacecraft Requires a Big Plane, Huge Cranes and a Vacuum Cleaner.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024.
NASA Watch: Boeing Uses Lobbyists And PR To Force Big Artemis Decisions.

Space News: Air Force seeking commercial technologies for cislunar space operations.


SpaceX en Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX's East Coast Starship launch pad is making some serious headway.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX set to activate additional test stands ahead of busy 2020.

En nog dit:
Popular Mechanics: The SpaceX Decade: How One Company Changed Spaceflight Forever


OSIRIS-REx vindt Nightingale.
OSIRIS-REx Website: X Marks The Spot: NASA selects site for asteroid sample collection.
The Planetary Society: The Downlink: OSIRIS-REx Sample Site Picked, Easy-Access Water Ice on Mars.
Space News: NASA selects OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling site.
Spaceflight Now: NASA selects site for OSIRIS-REx to collect asteroid samples.

Filmpjes:
NASA Goddard: Asteroid Bennu Sample Site: Nightingale.
CSA: Nightingale mapped by Canada’s OLA instrument, on OSIRIS-REx.
Volgend filmpje heeft ook beelden van de andere kandidaat-landingsplaatsen.
SciNews: OSIRIS-REx will sample site Nightingale on Asteroid Bennu (4K UHD)

Verscheen eerder:
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Engineers Pull Off a Daring Rescue of a Monumental Asteroid Mission.
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Sample Site Selection Trailer (filmpje).
Science At NASA: Where on Asteroid Bennu will OSIRIS-REx Collect a Sample to Return to Earth? (filmpje).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
NASA: Revealing the Physics of the Sun with Parker Solar Probe.
AGU: Press Conference: New science from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission (filmpje).

Venus:
NASA: The Return to Venus and What It Means for Earth.

Aarde:
SciNews: Gaofen-7 satellite’s first 3D images (filmpje).
Space Daily: China's Gaofen-7 mapping satellite sends back incredible 3D images of Earth.
Space Daily: China improves space-based observation of Earth.
ESA: GOCE reveals what’s going on deep below Antarctica.
ESA: CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move.
NASA: Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change
SpaceRef: New Moon-seeking Sensor Aims To Improve Earth Observations.
NASA: How NASA Studies The Space Near Earth (filmpje).
Space News: NASA to buy more commercial Earth observation data.
ESA: Secret life above thunderstorms uncovered.
Via Satellite: Farmers Edge Offers Satellite Imagery for Specialty Crops.

Maan:
NASA Podcast: Gravity Assist: The Moon's Holy GRAIL, with Maria Zuber.

Mars:
ESA: Mars Express tracks the phases of Phobos.
ESA: Phobos phase angles explained (filmpje).
Seeker: Why NASA’s InSight Mission Can’t Scratch Mars’ Surface  (filmpje).
NASA: NASA's Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars.
Nasa Sapce Flight: For Mars colonization, new water map may hold key of where to land
NASA: NASA’s MAVEN Maps Winds in the Martian Upper Atmosphere that Mirror the Terrain Below and Gives Clues to Martian Climate.
NASA: Mars Wind Currents Reveal a Surprising Feature (filmpje).
Science Daily: Scientists map a planet's global wind patterns for the first time, and it's not Earth.
NASA: Two Rovers to Roll on Mars Again: Curiosity and Mars 2020.
SpaceCom: How NASA's Next Mars Rover Will Hunt for Alien Life.
Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin delivers MArs2020 Rover Aeroshell to Launch Site.
Teslarati: Mars exploration in focus as Europe prepares ExoMars Rover for search of life.
ESA: Rosalind meets Rosalind.
Icarus: Climatology of the ozone vertical distribution on Mars from SPICAM/MEX UV occultations.

Jupiter:
NASA: NASA's Juno Navigators Enable Jupiter Cyclone Discovery.
De bijbehorende video vind je hier.
SpaceCom: NASA Spacecraft Spies Huge New Storm on Jupiter After Death-Dodging Maneuver.

Voorbij het zonnestelsel:
SpaceRef: Future Stellar Flybys Of The Voyager And Pioneer Spacecraft.


Een ruimtehotel in 2025?
SpaceCom: Yes, the 'Von Braun' Space Hotel Idea Is Wild. But Could We Build It by 2025?
FoxBusiness: 'Space hotel' in development set for 2025 completion.
The Telegraph: The race to build the first space hotel is hotting up, but at what cost?


RocketLab stelt tweede lanceerplatform voor.
Space News: Rocket Lab inaugurates U.S. launch site.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab to debut Virginia launch pad with U.S. Air Force mission next year

De officiële opening in volgend filmpje:
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 Opening.

In verband met de lancering van vorige week:
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab Debuts Fully Autonomous Flight Termination System.


SpaceX en de Falcon 9 Drone Ships.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX’s Just Read the Instructions droneship arrives in Florida following upgrades.
Teslarati: SpaceX adds a second drone ship to its East Coast rocket recovery fleet.


Eerste klant voor OmegA-raket.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Signs Customer for First Flight of OmegA™
Space News: Saturn Satellite Networks to be first customer of Northrop Grumman’s OmegA.

Een iets ouder bericht:
Space News: Northrop Grumman touts financial strength in marketing pitch for OmegA rocket.


Raketnieuws uit Noord-Amerika.
Space News: Vector files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Space News: Air Force to begin sweeping study of space launch industry capabilities and future markets.
The Economist: America seeks faster ways to launch military satellites.
Space News: Air Force soon to release revised launch solicitation in response to GAO’s ruling
Space News: Air Force projects increased launch activity for 2020.

Space.Com: Exos Aerospace Finds Cause of Launch Failure, Targets Next Liftoff for 2020.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Places Main Oxidiser Tank into Next SpaceShipTwo (met filmpje).

Geek Wire: Exclusive: Buyer of Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch space venture is secretive Trump ally.
Parabolic Arc: Private Equity Firm Purchased Stratolaunch.

Space News: ULA gets vague on Vulcan upgrade timeline.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne Huntsville site set for large solid rocket motor production.

Popular Mechanics: You Can Make a Rocket Engine's Entire Combustion Chamber in One 3D Print.

NASA: In Orbit and On Budget: Launching Small Payloads Faster and Cheaper.
Parabolic Arc: UP Aerospace Launch Tests New Technologies.

Universe Today: Using balloons to launch rockets.

Space News: Spaceports seek ways to deal with public opposition.
Space News: Commercial spaceports increase focus on economic development.

Nog een filmpje.
KSC Visitor Complex: What is a Rocket Launch Scrub?


Raketnieuws uit Zuid-Amerika.
Space News: Brazil continues efforts to attract launch business.


Raketnieuws uit Australië.
Space Daily: UniSA startups launch successful space balloon.


Raketnieuws uit Azië.
Space News: China to continue world-leading launch rate in 2020.

Space Daily: China's Long March-8 rocket successfully passes engine test.

SciNews: LandSpace TQ-12 liquid rocket engine completes 200-second test (filmpje).
Space News: Chinese space launch firm Landspace raises $71 million.

Scott Manley: Every Chinese Rocket Design Explained!

Nog een artikel van eind oktober.
NasaSpaceFlight: China on pace to resume Long March 5 launches by end of year
SpaceCom: China's Big Ambitions for Space Are Riding on a December Launch.

TASS: North Korea test-fires super-large multiple rocket launcher — newspaper
MSNBC: North Korea conducts test at long-range rocket launch site.
De Standaard: Noord-Korea meldt nieuwe test vanop lanceerbasis voor satellieten.


Raketnieuws uit Europa.
Spacewatch: UK Space Agency to provide §9,5 million funding to Virgin Orbit for Cornwall spaceport use.
Cornwall Live: Chaos erupts in Cornwall Council chamber after Spaceport funding vote.
The Press and Journal: Spaceport planning application delayed due to ‘design changes’.

Space News: OHB defends self-funded launcher effort.

Space News: German launch startup raises $17 million with help from Airbus Ventures and an ex-SpaceX employee.
Parabolic Arc: Isar Aerospace Closes $17 Million Series A for New Launch Vehicle.

ArianeGroup: Do you know how many decibels Ariane 5 produces at liftoff?


Raketnieuws uit Rusland.
TASS: S7 Space to relocate Sea Launch floating spaceport to Russia in 2020.
Russia Today: SpaceX’s rival? S7 Space to transfer ‘sea launch’ complex from US waters to Russia’s Far East (filmpje).

Parabolic Arc: Proton-M Launch Reliability Enhancement Program Declared a Success.
TASS: Environment-friendly rocket engine may be developed in Russia by 2024.

Russian Space News: Tests of the RD-276 engine completed.
Russian Space News: The batch of RD-181 engines transferred to the customer

Ars Technica: A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large.


Cybersecurity.
ViaSatellite: Satellite Cybersecurity Horror Stories With Ken Munro


Het Europese ClearSpace gaat ruimteafval te lijf. 
ESA: ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal. 
Space News: Swiss startup ClearSpace wins ESA contract to deorbit Vega rocket debris.
SpaceWatch: ESA commissions first ever space debris removal with ClearSpace-1.
Spacepage: Europese ClearSpace-1 gaat ruimtepuin opruimen.
 

Meer Space Debris nieuws.
ESA: Automating collision avoidance.
Parabolic Arc: ESA Looks to Automate Orbital Collision Avoidance.
Space Daily: What About Space Traffic Management?
AGI: Space Debris Removal – Ep24 (filmpje)

SpaceCom: Scientists Propose New Satellite Tech to Dodge Space Junk from Megaconstellations.
SpaceQ: 2019 Space Security Index shows progress but mega constallations pose increasing challenge.
PhysOrg: Extent of the challenge to clean up space debris revealed.
Geek Wire: Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes.

The Space Review: Catalyzing space debris removal, salvage, and use.

Space News: Independent body proposed to ensure commercial spaceflight safety.
Breaking Defense: Satellite Firms Debate New Commerce Space Safety Rules.
Space News: NASA encourages industry to develop spacecraft cleanliness standards.
Space News: U.S. government updates orbital debris mitigation guidelines.
Intelsat: Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris.


Over het herbruiken van rakettrappen.
Parabolic Arc: Nanoracks Signs Agreement with Canada’s Maritime Launch on Re-Use of C4M Upper Stages for In-Orbit Space Outposts.
Ars Technica: 50 years after NASA discarded the wet workshop, a company aims to revive it.


Asteroid Mining – Een (voorlopig ?) doodlopende weg.
Geek Wire: Switching from asteroid mining to blockchain: ConsenSys Space unveils TruSat satellite tracker.
Parabolic Arc: Planetary Resources Pivots From Mining Asteroids to Open Source Satellite Tracking.
GeekWire: One year after Planetary Resources faded into history, space mining retains its appeal.


Ruimtevaart in Luxemburg.
Spacewatch: Luxembourg to create space resources innovation centre.
Space News: Luxembourg extends space resources work through new agreements with NASA and ESA.


Allerlei satelliettechnologie.
NASA: NASA to Demonstrate New Star-Watching Technology with Thousands of Tiny Shutters.
Universe Today: NASA Has a New Method For Cooling Down Electronics Crammed Together in a Spacecraft.

AstroBlogs: VS herstart productie geavanceerde splijtstof voor energie en ruimtevaart.

Eurek Alert!: Satellite broken? Smart satellites to the rescue.


Kleine satellieten en constellaties.
Space News: The torture of CFIUS: A 2018 law is changing the way space industry startups raise money.

Space News: NSLComm reports 90 percent success on first cubesat mission.
TMRO: Are CubeSats the future of space exploration? | Interview (filmpje)
France24: Nanosatellites are becoming mainstream up in space.

Space News: Satellites could claim larger share of booming IoT market
SpaceCom: Space Companies Are Investing Big in 5G Technology.
SpaceNews: International weather agencies object to 5G spectrum decision.
Space News: Satellite operators lose battle for private C-band auction worth billions.
Space News: Space agency leaders discuss ever-expanding roles for AI.
Via Satellite: A Commercial Satellite History Lesson With Scott Chase.

Space News: ITU sets milestones for megaconstellations.

Space News: York Space Systems expands facility to speed up spacecraft production.

Parabolic Arc: FCC Approves Swarm Constellation of 150 Satellites.
Parabolic Arc: Aerospace CubeSats Blaze a Faster Trail to Space.
Space News: Portugal mulls Atlantic-focused constellation.
Space News: D-Orbit consortium radar satellite to monitor infrastructure.
Space News: Why Cloud Constellation turned down $100 million.

TASS: Russia to launch OneWeb satellites from Baikonur, Vostochny, Kourou spaceports in 2020.
TASS: British OneWeb to set up its first satellite station in Asia on Hainan.

En al die satellieten hebben zo hun gevolgen op het lanceeraanbod.
Space News: How many small launch vehicles are being developed? Too many to track!


Verzekeringen.
Business Insurance: Lloyd’s launches coverage for private space market.
Parabolic Arc: Lloyd’s Launches New Space Risk Product, New Space Sector Analysis.


Gratis: Een fotoboek over de Aarde.
NASA: New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space.


Om af te ronden: De Russische Space Shuttle Buran.
De website is al een jaartje oud, maar ik was ‘em nog niet eerder tegengekomen.
TASS: The BURAN – The Soviet Space Shuttle Success Story.


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